Czech Republic declares state of emergency

By Linsey McNeill
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A state of emergency has been declared in the Czech Republic following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However, in an update to its travel advice, the Foreign Office said this is not expected to impact citizens or visitors..

“This is a technical move to allow the release of extra funds and prioritise refugee processing,” it said.

The Foreign Office went on to warn that there have been peaceful protests against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the Czech Republic, which can be organised at short notice and might mean that areas of central Prague, its capital city, become crowded.

“Transport hubs may be busier as a result of Ukrainian nationals arriving into the Czech Republic,” it added.

The Czech Republic is to the east of Ukraine and is separated from the country by Poland and Slovakia.

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